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IBM Market Leading

IBM has maintained its market leading position in the server market thanks to growing demand for high end systems, according to IDC. The analyst said IBM had been buoyed by a favourable product refresh cycle which had seen overall spending on high end systems increase 6.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012. This boost in […]

Backup and Recovery

Most chief innovation officers will upgrade the backup and recovery tools within their virtualised environments within the next two years, research by Vanson Bourne has found. The study found that two thirds (66%) believe their current backup and recovery tools will become less effective as the amount of data and servers in their infrastructure grows. […]

Security Software

Security software is now the top priority infrastructure software investment, according to Gartner. The analyst said changing working practices, combined with an ever evolving threat landscape, had made security an essential consideration in any infrastructure spending plans. As businesses seek competitive advantages by enabling mobile working, more employee and company-owned devices are seeking access to […]

Future Infrastructure

Three quarters of UK companies expect to move toward ‘next generation’ IT infrastructures within three years, according to a Cisco study. The TechWatch 2013 report claimed technology trends, such as bring your own device (BYOD), big data and cloud computing, were creating challenges for businesses’ infrastructures. It said IT departments were also coming under pressure […]

UK Data Centres

UK data centres are unprepared for the huge increase in data volume likely to be generated by Big Data applications, according to Research Now. The market research firm found half of organisations (55%) were expecting data centre capacity to increase over the next two years – with a little over a third (34%) expecting it […]

Virtual Networking

The deployment of virtual networking will allow businesses to become ‘dynamic enterprises’, an Accenture report has claimed. The management consultancy said businesses had already successfully created efficient data centre infrastructures by virtualising servers and storage. However, it claimed by extending this virtualisation technology to the switch and router level, through software-defined networking, companies would maximise […]

Data Centre Budgets

More than half of businesses increased their data centre budget as demand for capacity increased last year, according to an Uptime Institute study. The research group said almost a third (32%) of the companies increasing budgets did so by more than 10%. Its report claimed difficult economic conditions over recent years had failed to act […]

SMBS and Data Loss

Almost half of all small and mid-sized businesses have experienced data loss, a Spiceworks survey has found. The global network of IT professionals’ surveyed more than a 1,000 members and found that 45% had suffered losses and that disaster recovery fees had cost an average of $9,000. More than half (54%) blamed their data loss […]

Data Centre Errors

Human error is the number one threat to business continuity in data centres, new research by Enlogic has found. The unintentional adjusting of temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius, the accidental pulling out of power cords or inadvertent overloading of circuits, by plugging in new servers, are just few ways data centre workers can cause a […]

Protecting Servers

Organisations are expected to introduce additional protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks following a number of high profile incidents in recent months. The DDoS attack against none-profit spam filter organisation Spamhaus in March, which was reportedly the largest in history, follows several attacks on major public and private institutions including the Home Office. […]